Archive - 2013
Thomas Eugene â€śTomâ€ť Montgomery, 79, of Alexander passed away March 5. He was born Nov. 11, 1933 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Tom was a retired overland transporter for several different funeral homes, a former Saline County Reserve Deputy, and a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Mamie Montgomery.
Herbert Noel Taylor, 84, of Paron passed away Tuesday, March 5.Â He was born Oct. 28, in Paron.Â Mr. Taylor was a retired bridge contractor, a mason and of the Baptist faith.Â He was preceded in death by his parents, Albro and Ruth Taylor; son John Taylor; and a daughter, Charlotte Arp.
He is survived by his wife, Juanita Taylor; three grandchildren, Sheila Woodall, Debbie Chandler and Matt Taylor; two step-children, Joe Ellen Serio and Carol Orr; step-grandson Randy Serio; and two great-grandchildren, Sean Stenberg and Melanie Castillo.
Troy Dell â€śCoachâ€ť Reid, 79, of Haskell passed away Wednesday, March 6.Â He was born Nov. 22, 1933 in Leola.Â Mr. Reid was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Mount Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.Â He coached basketball for 38 years at several schools including Kale, Harmony Grove, Glen Rose, Leola, Guy Perkins and Atkins.Â Mr. Reid was preceded in death by his parents, Nat and Lottie Reid; his best friend and wife of 52 years, Louise â€śLucyâ€ť Reid; three sisters, Noris West, Natalie Reid and Sally Hawkins; and a grandson, William Lee Hall, Jr.
Benton Police Department is seeking community residents' assistance in locating a runaway juvenile, Chelsea Bauer, who recently ran away from her home in Benton and has not been seen since that time. Â
Chelsea, 17, is Hispanic and has brown eyes and hair. She is approximately 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds She was last seen wearing a pink "hoodie"-style jacket, blue jeans and brown slip-on shoes. Chelsea was traveling on foot and is believed to still be in the Central Arkansas area.Â Â
Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher is returning to Herzfeld Library in Benton as part of a national tour that will culminate at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
The artist has scheduled the local concert for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16. The program is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fletcher has performed numerous times at the Benton library and always has drawn an enthusiastic audience, library officials said.
A couple camping at Lyle Park in Benton failed to leave as instructed by Benton police and now face charges of criminal trespass.
At 10:30 a.m. on March 3, Officer Mike Connell responded to a call from residents in the area who had contacted the police about the situation. Upon arrival at Lyle Park, Connell found a tent with a car parked in front of it and instructed the occupants to step outside and speak to him.
According to the police report, a man, later identified as Landon Miller, eventually "opened the tent flap.â€ť
The Bryant RadioShack was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday, and authorities are still looking for the suspect.
Witnesses said the robber, who wore a hoodie and camouflage mask, came into the store and demanded money, according to a news release from the Bryant Police Department.
The RadioShack employee opened the register drawer and the suspect took the cash and fled. Officers searched the area and were unable to locate anyone.
They are searching for a white male estimated to be about 5'10" and between the ages 25 and 30 years old.
BENTON â€“ After defeating Russellville 9-1 in the opening round of the Benton Panther Invitational, the Benton Panthers finished the tournament in third place, losing to North Little Rock 3-0 on Friday, but handling Hot Springs Lakeside 6-2 on Saturday.
The Panthers (2-1) ran into a buzz saw against North Little Rock as starting pitcher Preston Oberling and reliever Spencer Byrd combined to give up one hit against Benton, while striking out 15 Panthers.
GREENWOOD â€“ The Benton Panthers fell to the Jonesboro Golden Hurricane 61-51 to end their record-breaking season in the semifinals of the 6A State Tournament in Greenwood on Saturday. The Panthers end the year with a school record 27 wins against just three losses and went undefeated in winning the 6A South conference.
RUSSELLVILLE â€“ The Bryant Lady Hornets softball team saw their 37-game win streak come to an end in the first game of the 2013 season with a 2-0 loss to the Russellville Lady Cyclones on Thursday at Russellville. Bryant has won the past three 7A State Championships and went a perfect 34-0 last season.
Russellville pitcher Andrea Kindrick gave up just one hit to the Lady Hornets (0-1), dominating Bryant on the night.